June 12, 2012

Inspector Lewis: The Merchant of Venice Episode

I was catching up on some Inspector Lewis to prep for the new season coming soon on Masterpiece Mystery when I realized I'd missed a couple of episodes from Season 3. "The Quality of Mercy" is fantastic. At 93 minutes it's practically movie length and, best of all, the plot revolves around a production of The Merchant of Venice. If you don't watch Inspector Lewis, know this: It's set in Oxford (so the sets and scenery are gorgeous) and co-stars tall, mysterious, and cerebral Cambridge grad, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, who trained for the priesthood in Oxford. (I've had a thing for that since Heath Ledger in The Order. See the comments here.) Hathaway is played by Laurence Fox (Becoming Jane, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and Gosford Park; married to Dr. Who's Billie Piper). You can--and should--watch Inspector Lewis streaming on Netflix. --Kim

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